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FLY NEWS: Beyoncé and Jay Z Met With The Family of Freddie Gray Last Night

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Some FLY NEWS to report, Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé met with the family of Freddie Gray last night at the #Rally4Peace concert held by Prince in Baltimore.

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A Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown Tribute: Woodworks presents “Beautiful Boy” feat. Daniel & Davion Farris and Jackie Gouche [Fly Music]

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Woodworks, an independent record label based in Inglewood, CA, has created visuals for their original song, “Beautiful Boy”. This single was written and produced by Daniel Farris, founder of Woodworks. The video not only hits home for the activists of today’s social issues, but also pulls on the heart strings of every mother.

Coming into Black History Month with the recent racial occurrences, this generation has been constantly searching for positive ways to express their emotions. Daniel Farris felt inspired to create a song and video that spoke from the point of view of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and the mothers affected by these horrible acts of violence.

Daniel’s passion for music and the arts is what pushed him to create such a record.

Daniel says:

“I wanted to capture the essence of the innocent victims and also supply my generation with a creative expression of what is going on today. Most of this generation is so musically-driven that I felt it was only right that I used my craft and my label to continue this push for change.”

As a true family masterpiece, Daniel’s brother and mother are both featured on the song and make appearances in the video.

Davion Farris (Daniel’s brother) says:

“Beautiful Boy” captures the love that a mother has for her son and gives life to the many victims of police brutality.”

This track isn’t your ordinary rap song, it’s an inspirational crossover ballad that will sooth the soul of the listener. The chorus is sung by Daniel’s mother and world renowned Gospel writer and artist, Jackie Gouché.  She wrote the Worldwide gospel worship anthem “My Help”, that was recorded by herself, CeCe Winans, and Brooklyn Tabernacle.

Jackie says:

“I am blessed to be a mother of four beautiful boys. God forbid that someone would fail to see the value in their lives.”

Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA has brought this video into their classrooms and it has sparked discussions amongst the students.

A sophomore student from Westchester who viewed the video had this to say:

“The song was very emotional. It gave me hope in humanity. The video was a great tribute to Trayvon and Mike.”

Check out the full video below:

Woodworks is an award winning family of writers, producers and artists out of Inglewood, California. The label was started in March 2004 by Daniel Farris and Funzel Smith.

Hope you enjoyed this! Pass the word around!

R.I.P. Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown

-Stay Fly.

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#BlackLivesMatter: Tens of Thousands Take It To The Streets For ‘Millions March’ [Photos]

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NOT ONE MORE! The unique date 12-13-14 was the day more than 50,000 people of all colors, races and walks of life came together, and shouted NOT ONE MORE! Protestors met at Washington Square Park at 2pm, demonstrators let their voices be heard as two emcees got them ready for the 4-hour march on NYC

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The Daily Word: NBA On TNT Analyst Kenny Smith Pens Heartfelt Open Letter To Friend & Colleague Charles Barkley About His Ferguson Remarks

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With the recent developments both Mike Brown and now Eric Garner’s cases, tempers are flaring and opinions are coming from all over. Charles Barkley arguably one of the most outspoken athletes ever shared his thoughts on Ferguson, the protests and riots. His very candid and real analysis is a hit with folks when he’s talking sports, it’s earned him numerous Emmys. His recent comments though definitely rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way.

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#Ferguson Bakery Owner: Surpasses 20k Goal, Raises Over 222k In Donations from Supporters

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After the unfortunate riot methods in #Ferguson, once the non-indictment results were announced, Bakery owner Natalie Dubose of Natalie’s Cakes & More, was one of the few businesses that rioters took their frustrations upon. Starting a Kickstarter program by supporters to restore her business just after the incident, Natalie received more than she expected.

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Country Singer Garth Brooks Takes A Stand, Cancels Appearances for The Week Due To Civil Unrest

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In the midst, of his comeback season, country singer Garth Brooks cancels his scheduled promo appearances for the week due to the amid #ferguson unrest. Check out more of what Garth had to say below…

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: New Orleans Rapper Shorty Questions Ferguson Verdict with Compelling ‘Why’ Visual

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New Orleans rapper Shorty channels his frustrations about the #Ferguson verdict in a new unprecedented visual entitled “Why?.” Wanting a better life for all African-Americans, the uptown barber by day, and artist by trade questions hardships experienced by his people in New Orleans and beyond. Check out more below…

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#MikeBrown: J. Cole releases “Be Free” [Fly Music]

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Rapper/Lyricist J. Cole also chimes-in on the tragic #MikeBrown disturbance, amongst other violent activities that are taking place. In the powerful track entitled “Be Free”, Cole expresses his feelings of wanting the world to be vigilant and free  — check it out below….

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#MikeBrown: Elle Varner releases “One Love” [Fly Music]

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In the midst of the tragic #MikeBrown experience, singer-songwriter Elle Varner releases an emotional anthem entitled “One Love”. “A school should never be a place where children get hurt”, Elle exclaims. Check out the profound track below…

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Last Night in NYC : #RoastingKaz Presented By Oovoo

Last Night in NYC at Katra Lounge team SFPL was in the building for the roast of our good friend Kazeem Famuyide. Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and comedian Mike Brown were the host for the evening proceedings. Those who were tasked at making a mockery of Kaz’s 26 years of life on this planet (all in good fun of course) were Melyssa Ford, Jamal Jimoh, Dan Charnas, Chris Foxx, JasFly and Jeff and Eric Rosenthal of Itsthereal.com. Ciroc made sure everyone was in good spirits as those in attendance sipped on “Kaz-I-Kazes” (clever), “Coco Losos” and any other way they desired to mix their favorite Ciroc flavor. Checkout the rest of the photos from Kaz’s hilarious roast below.